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Virginiavestoff
Virginia Vestoff
Biographical Information
Born December 9th, 1939
New York City, New York, United States
Died May 2nd, 1982
New York City, New York, United States
Productions The Crystal Heart as Alexandra Crowley
From A to Z
Irma La Douce as Irma La Douce (standby)(original Broadway cast)
Put it in Writing
Camelot as Guinevere
Baker Street as Daisy (original Broadway cast) Irene Adler (standby)
Man With a Load of Mischief as Lady (original cast)
The King and I as Anna Leonowens (standby)
Love and Let Love as Countess Olivia (original cast)
After You, Mr. Hyde
Allegro as Marjorie Taylor
1776 as Abigail Adams
My Fair Lady as Eliza Doolittle
Via Galactica as Omaha (original Broadway cast)
film as Abigail Adams
Nash at Nine (original Broadway cast)
The Threepenny Opera as Jenny Diver
Boccaccio as Giletta/Abbess (original Broadway cast)
The Misanthrope as Celimene (original cast)
I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking it on the Road as Heather (original cast)
Spokesong as Daisy (original cast)
Recordings The Crystal Heart (off-Broadway cast recording)
Baker Street (original cast recording)
1776 (original cast recording)
1776 (film soundtrack)
Vocal Type Mezzo-soprano

Virginia Vestoff was an American actress.

BiographyEdit

Born in New York City, she began acting after coming third on The Ted Mack Amateur Hour and attended the New York High School for Performing Arts. She debuted on Broadway in 1960 and went on to have a successful stage career.

In addition to this, Vestoff also made a number of screen appearances, guest starring on Kojak and having a recurring role in Dark Shadows, as well as featuring several advertisements.

Vestoff passed away in 1982.

SingingEdit

Vestoff was a prominent musical theatre actress, making her Broadway debut in From A to Z before serving as a standby for the lead role in Irma La Douce. She also originated roles in smaller productions such as Daisy in Baker Street, Countess Olivia in Love and Let Love and Omaha in the Broadway musical Via Galactica.

Vestoff's most prominent role however was that of Abigail Adams in both the original stage and film versions of 1776. She also played Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady and Guinevere in Camelot.

FilmEdit

1776 (1972)Edit

  • Till Then (duet)
  • Yours, Yours, Yours (duet)
  • Compliments (solo)

StageEdit

The Crystal Heart (1960)Edit

From A to Z (1960)Edit

Irma La Douce (1960)(standby)Edit

  • The Bridge of Caulaincourt (duet)
  • Our Language of Love (duet)
  • Our Language of Love (Reprise)(solo)
  • Dis-donc, Dis-donc (solo)
  • The Bridge of Caulaincourt (Reprise)(duet)
  • Irma-la-Douce (solo)
  • Fever Dance (solo)
  • Our Language of Love (Reprise)(solo)
  • Christmas Child

Put it in Writing (1962)Edit

  • Cut Movie Songs (contains solo lines)
  • The Ayes of Texas (contains solo lines)
  • The Psychiatrist (contains solo lines)
  • The Astronaut (duet)
  • Decisions (contains solo lines)
  • What Kind of Life is That? (contains solo lines)

Camelot (1964)Edit

  • The Simple Joys of Maidenhood (solo)
  • Camelot (reprise)(duet)
  • The Lusty Month of May (contains solo lines)
  • Then You Make Take Me to the Fair (contains solo lines)
  • The Jousts (contains solo lines)
  • Before I Gaze at You Again (solo)
  • What Do the Simple Folk Do? (duet)
  • I Loved You Once in Silence (solo)

Baker Street (1965)Edit

Daisy (originated the role)Edit
  • What a Night This Is Going to Be (contains solo lines)
Irene Adler (standby)Edit
  • I'm in London Again (solo)
  • Letters (solo)
  • Finding Words for Spring (solo)
  • What a Night This Is Going to Be (contains solo lines)
  • I'd Do It Again (solo)

Man With a Load of Mischief (1966)(originated the role)Edit

The King and I (1968)(standby)Edit

  • I Whistle a Happy Tune (duet)
  • Hello, Young Lovers (solo)
  • The Royal Bangkok Academy (contains solo lines)
  • Getting to Know You (contains solo lines)
  • Shall I Tell You What I Think of You? (solo)
  • Hello, Young Lovers (reprise)(solo)
  • Song of the King (duet)
  • Shall We Dance? (duet)
  • I Whistle a Happy Tune (reprise)(solo)

Love and Let Love (1968)(originated the role)Edit

  • I Like It (solo)
  • I Will Have Him (duet)
  • I Like It (reprise)(duet)

After You, Mr. Hyde (1968)(originated the role)Edit

Allegro (1968)Edit

  • A Fellow Needs a Girl (duet)
  • Come Home (solo)

1776 (1969)(originated the role)Edit

  • Till Then (duet)
  • Yours, Yours, Yours (duet)
  • Compliments (solo)

My Fair Lady (1970)Edit

  • Wouldn't it Be Loverly (contains solo lines)
  • Just You Wait (solo)
  • The Rain in Spain (contains solo lines)
  • I Could Have Danced All Night (contains solo lines)
  • Just You Wait (reprise)(solo)
  • Show Me (duet)
  • The Flower Market/Wouldn't it Be Loverly (reprise)(contains solo lines)
  • Without You (duet)

Via Galactica (1972)(originated the role)Edit

  • Children of the Sun (solo)
  • Take Your Hat Off (contains solo lines)
  • Ilmar's Tomb (solo)
  • The Lady Isn't Looking (solo)
  • Cross on Over (contains solo lines)
  • Life Wins (solo)
  • All My Good Mornings (solo)
  • Children of the Sun (Reprise)(duet)

Nash at Nine (1973)Edit

The Threepenny Opera (1974)Edit

  • Tango Ballad (duet)
  • Solomon Song (solo)

Boccaccio (1975)(originated the role)Edit

AbbessEdit
  • Apples in the Garden (contains solo lines)
GilettaEdit
  • She Doctor (duet)
  • Lover Like a Blind Man (solo)
  • If You Had Seen (solo)
  • If You Had Seen (Reprise)(duet)

The Misanthrope (1977)(originated the role)Edit

  • Double (duet)
  • He Loves to Make a Fuss (contains solo lines)
  • The Other Day I Went to an Affair (solo)
  • I Love You More (duet)
  • Altogether Too Outrageous (solo)
  • I Confess (solo)

I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking it on the Road (1978)Edit

  • Natural High (contains solo lines)
  • Smile (contains solo lines)
  • In a Simple Way I Love You (contains solo lines)
  • Miss America (contains solo lines)
  • Strong Woman Number (contains solo lines)
  • Dear Tom (solo)
  • Old Friend (solo)
  • Put in a Package and Sold (contains solo lines)
  • Lonely Lady (solo)
  • Happy Birthday (contains solo lines)

Spokesong (1979)(originated the role)Edit

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